Characteristics and transferability of new apple EST-derived SSRs to other Rosaceae species

Abstract

Genic microsatellites or simple sequence repeat markers derived from expressed sequence tags (ESTs), referred to as EST–SSRs, are inexpensive to develop, represent transcribed genes, and often have assigned putative function. The large apple (Malus × domestica) EST database (over 300,000 sequences) provides a valuable resource for developing well… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11032-008-9243-x

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